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    Hi - long time since we chatted. So sorry for...

    Hi - long time since we chatted. So sorry for your news - Hope things get as settled for you as they can do. But FTC? Only joking, sounds like it’s the ideal role at the right time for you. Good luck...
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    Contract dilemma.

    It’s strange times but the market is picking up. I took a contract three months ago which is more junior and specialised to my normal line of work. I have a renewal offer for six months. Kind of a...
  3. Thread: Boomed...

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    Boomed...

    Got a six month offer and also received a 6 month extension.

    Contracts are like busses....
  4. You need to declare and to be open about the...

    You need to declare and to be open about the facts. They will know - you need to be very upfront. These would be unspent as you have not had the penalty points and associated time and any punishment...
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    Vomit in the pool...

    Went for a swim at the Village club this evening - closed due to a bloke vomiting in the pool.....

    How long would you give it before returning? If returning at all....
  6. Thread: Bike rage....

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    Bike rage....

    Goodness me - had a nice cycle around the lanes - coming back on the left side of the lane this daft woman heading into my direction does not move over - There were a couple of teenagers coming the...
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    Office face time

    Very lucky with the current gig - Home working all the time, which has its advantages.

    Gig I am going to has around a day or two a week in the office which I personally feel is a good thing...
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    Poor sockie effort - far too obvious.

    Poor sockie effort - far too obvious.
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    Manchester lockdown

    My town is literally on the border so just out of the zone.

    I’m concerned about the Mancunians coming over the border for their non socially distant means and pub visits super spreading in my...
  10. Toby Carvery is only £8, so at £4 it’s cheaper...

    Toby Carvery is only £8, so at £4 it’s cheaper than a ready meal.
  11. I got around to sorting out my garden. I took...

    I got around to sorting out my garden.

    I took my garden leave very seriously.

    Thankfully back in contract again.
  12. All good with me - a very civilised visit to my...

    All good with me - a very civilised visit to my local Toby Carvery. Very well run, felt safe, nice and quiet.

    However one of local pubs has £2.50 a pint and two huge tents in their tiny car park...
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    Is anyone else in an office today?

    I’m in to pick up the laptop and the usually mandatory first day stuff. Then home working from tomorrow.

    Only the two of us in the large building - very odd feeling.
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    Oh yes, Girona is stunning. It’s not far from the...

    Oh yes, Girona is stunning. It’s not far from the airport either. We use GRO as a passage to Perpignan - it’s closer than BCN and about the same journey time as Beziers but has more flights and...
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    Sixt discount code

    Don’t suppose anyone has a tried and tested corporate discount code for Sixt? They are the only non Micky Mouse hire firm that’s open at Girona until September until Avis and Europcar return given...
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    It’s JFDI. You will bruise and batter your...

    It’s JFDI.

    You will bruise and batter your left hand reaching for the gearstick instead of the right hand!

    Suggest driving mainly in third gear kind of transforming the car to an automatic if...
  17. Thread: Boomed

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    Boomed

    Wow, that was a hairy three months. New gig starting that I’m really looking forward to. Outside as a bonus :) I’m usually in the south of France home during downtime so it’s been a challenge staying...
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    Is there anything out there?....

    I have only had something like six weeks out of contract for the last 10 years or so.

    Absolutely nothing out there so I may as well just accept and give up for the time being. I would normally...
  19. Thread: Un-boomed....

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    Un-boomed....

    Budge up the bench please. Project canned due to lack of finance. So an interesting furlough chat with accountants tomorrow. 80% of £750 - is it really worth the effort?....
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    Hello Gricer. Go back to the trains.....

    Hello Gricer.

    Go back to the trains.....
  21. It was mentioned on the daily govt talk today. ...

    It was mentioned on the daily govt talk today.

    They literally said to decide either to not meet at all or take the plunge but you must commit to staying together for the next few weeks. It was...
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    I’m expecting to be canned on Friday. There’s...

    I’m expecting to be canned on Friday.

    There’s talk of a £3k or £10k for affected self employed - I’ll have a chat with my accountants and explore. Awful times for many people. My mothers...
  23. I'm feeling quite concerned. Thankfully I have a...

    I'm feeling quite concerned. Thankfully I have a good warchest so provided I can be frugal I don't have to work again until I draw pension, but, there will be a heck of a lot of unemployment in a few...
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    If it goes where I need it to go that’s all I...

    If it goes where I need it to go that’s all I care about! To be fair I’ve always found them reliable and pretty punctual. Only one serious delay due to a tech plane at Carcassonne when they flew out...
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    I’ve just come back from France flying out of...

    I’ve just come back from France flying out of Toulouse.

    It’s weird. All the airport shops and food outlets are closed.

    However the check in desks and the gates are utterly rammed kind of...
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    Hamburg hotels

    Does anyone know the hotels in Hamburg? Looking for one night for myself, my lady friend and her five year old - the Crowne Plaza and Marriott look suitable. We’re visiting the model railway and the...
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    Hello Churchill :cool1:

    Hello Churchill :cool1:
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    Nottingham is kind of nice - just avoid the...

    Nottingham is kind of nice - just avoid the square at night time, it's rather rough but lovely in the daytime.

    Are you day commuting or staying over?

    I used to stay in the Best Western or the...
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    Too much time on your hands?

    Home working with not a lot on the go - I'm quite tempted by this to be honest....

    Has anyone seen Pogle lately?

    Bake Off set recreated for hamsters by pet owner - BBC News
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    Hi - Yes, I need it contractually. The usual...

    Hi - Yes, I need it contractually. The usual Employee liability (£10M), Public liability (£2M) and Prof Indemnity (£2M).

    Its around £400 with my accountancy - Seems a little steep, but if that's...
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    Business Insurance renewal

    My accountants are after £400 for the insurance renewal - easy option is to just accept, but I’m curious about if this is a competitive quote. Lots comes up on google search but which companies are...
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    I'm working with a guy who has self declared...

    I'm working with a guy who has self declared inside refusing to take the QDOS assessment for £100.... We've both got a renewal until September but I will be around £20K better off. He panicked, took...
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    I'm continuing outside of IR35 - extended to the...

    I'm continuing outside of IR35 - extended to the end of the year.... Will I be alone?
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    I'll be licking the chutney spoon. Plenty...

    I'll be licking the chutney spoon. Plenty quickness, much cheapness....
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    Exten----shun!

    Outside IR35, renewal with same client since November, same good rate (highest I've had) until the end of September.

    That should weather the current storm.
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    Ham and cheese please. Not just any ham - hand...

    Ham and cheese please.

    Not just any ham - hand carved please with some lovely gruyere.....
  37. Oh heck yes, I regretted leaving a nice local...

    Oh heck yes, I regretted leaving a nice local lucrative gig to go on an adventure in the Isle Of Man. Blimey, what a mistake that was..... We live, we learn. It is a beautiful island with some very...
  38. Speed Awareness Course - scary moment....

    Well, an interesting afternoon at my speed awareness course. An old boy called Harry was too senile and deaf to engage in the course so despite the instructors best efforts to accommodate he had to...
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    Ive tried - I am winding Cojak up about her...

    Ive tried - I am winding Cojak up about her lollipop and talked about an Amsterdam banana....
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    I saw the banana show in Amsterdam - a very large...

    I saw the banana show in Amsterdam - a very large lady and a rugby team. The last chat did not nibble as his head was shoved.....
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    You should see her licking the lollipop.....

    You should see her licking the lollipop.....
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    I see a massive issue with switching from Out to...

    I see a massive issue with switching from Out to In with the same client.

    It means that HMRC may have a look and assess no real difference in working practice and look to back date. Personally I...
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    Have you stayed at the same client / desk as a...

    Have you stayed at the same client / desk as a permie or moving on to another company?

    It's really not a great idea to stay at the same desk as Hector will certainly take an interest.... Doh -...
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    Hmm.... Not quite. No public sector directs are...

    Hmm.... Not quite. No public sector directs are but plenty through consultancy routes to sit ar the same desk seem to be. Strange times.
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    I hope things work out for you. My offer on the...

    I hope things work out for you. My offer on the table is a little quirky as it's 3-4 days a week so I may be able to swing a couple of days from current clientco if I need to walk.
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    IR35 decisions….

    More delays than a Northern Rail train – Still not sure if will be renewed at the end of next week and if will be inside or outside.
    On the plus side I have a good offer to go to – slightly lower...
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    I thought you were in the dead celebrities thread...

    I thought you were in the dead celebrities thread EO – Glad you still have your clogs on.

    How are things with you? Any amusing experiences of lifes tapestry?
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    The QDOS question is asking about if the company...

    The QDOS question is asking about if the company has an office which they can provide services from that is NOT the contractors house. It does not say it can't be a shed in the garden mind you.......
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    Office location and IR35

    QDOS assessment - long and short of it is that it is pointing to the need for a separate office and business address than the home address.

    There are a couple of options ranging from virtual...
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    Don't forget to ask about lollipops....

    Don't forget to ask about lollipops....
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